The beautiful UC Davis campus, with its state-of-the-art collegiate facilities, will serve as the back drop for the weekend's festivities. Known for its reputation as a campus with an academic climate towards solving problems related to health and society, it is a perfect venue for Special Olympics Northern California. All four sport venues are located on the campus with several within walking distance of each other.
Saturday & Sunday - 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
The outdoor Bocce Courts has a new location. The courts are on Hutchison Field near the ARC Pavilion. The landscaped lawn makes it an excellent facility for competition. There will be approximately 40 four-person teams competing. Preliminary play occurred on Saturday with final team play and awards presented on Sunday. Spectators were encouraged to bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, their own shade and plenty of sunscreen to enjoy the competition.
Saturday & Sunday- 8:15 am - 2:00 pm
The Tennis competition will take place at the Marya Welch Tennis Center. Known as one of the best tennis centers on the West Coast, the Marya Welch Tennis Center encompasses sixteen courts, plaza area, fan seating and other player amenities. It is a fantastic place to showcase the talents of our tennis athletes. There will be about 50 athletes competing in individual skills competition, individual or doubles matches.
Saturday - 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sunday - 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
The Track and Field competition is located at Toomey Field, home of the UC Davis track & field team. The facility has hosted numerous championship events for track & field. During the 2000 Olympic Trials, standout Michael Johnson used the track as a practice facility. Track has the most athletes competing with approximately 340 participants. Awards will presented on Saturday and Sunday as athletes concluded their events.
Saturday - 10:15 am - Noon (Developmental events)
Saturday - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Two pools will be utilized for the Swimming competition. Developmental events, for athletes with lower swimming ability, will take place on Saturday at Hickey Pool. Schaal Aquatics Center will host competition on Saturday and Sunday for those athletes who have basic to advanced swimming skills. There will be approximately 250 athletes competing in several different events over the weekend.
The ARC Pavilion is the largest event venue on the UC Davis campus, with a seating capacity of up to 8,000. The size and scope of the Pavilion make it an exciting and vibrant venue for our Opening Ceremony on Friday evening. On Saturday was converted into our Healthy Athlete Village and then on Saturday evening it hosted our athlete victory dance.